MPH Rural Public Health Program Competencies

  • Respond to public health issues in rural settings by defining and distinguishing between urban, rural and frontier areas in terms of demographic, social and economic characteristics, and political attributes as these impact healthcare delivery systems and provision of public health services.
  • Respond to public health issues in rural settings by utilizing basic statistical skills to reason effectively about problems associated with populations of low density and widespread geographic dispersion.
  • Use global insight in responding to local public health issues to gather, integrate and analyze rural and global public health evidence.
  • Use global insight in responding to local public health issues to demonstrate sensitivity and genuine respect for a multiplicity of values, beliefs, traditions, experiences and feelings of satisfaction or distress stemming from social circumstances in global and rural settings.
  • Use global insight in responding to local public health issues to bring together diverse and global ideas to increase understanding of local rural issues and practices, including language and communication differences, in innovative ways in rural settings.